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Pickering . College .
FOR THE YEAR
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THE J. E. BRYANT COMPANY (LIMITED).
FOR THE YEAR
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THE J. E. BRYANT COMPANY (Limited).
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT.
CYRUS R. SING,
ELI AS ROGERS, .
Representatives of Yearly Meeting:
JOHN RICHARD HARRIS,
•SQUIRE W. HILL,
STEPHEN W. WHITE,
WILLIAM J. DALE,
CYRUS R. SING. | ELIAS ROGERS.
WILLIAM P. FIRTH, M.S Principal.
Science and Mathematics.
ELLA ROGERS, B.A., Lady Principal.
English and Modern Languages.
ELM A A. CRONK, .. .. . Second Class Provincial.
MRS. E. j. DIGNUM,
Drawing and Painting.
Sarah A. Dale .. .. Matron.
* Suitable provision will be made for these departments before the ^opening of the school
by the engagement of a first-class Commercial Master, and a capable teacher of Drawing
Pickering College has been established by the Society of
Friends for the purpose of educating young people of both sexes
(irrespective of their religious denomination), and is conducted
under the control of a committee of the Canada Yearly Meeting.
The College is located in the village of Pickering, quite near the
Pickering station of the Grand Trunk Railway (twenty-two miles
east of Toronto), and only five miles west of the town of Whitby,
and thus is easy of access from all points — east, west, and north.
The College buildings are beautifully situated in a healthy
locality, upon the summit of a gently-rising slope, and command an
extensive view of the surrounding country and of Lake Ontario.
They are handsomely built of red brick and cut-stone facings,
four stories in height. The main building has 106 feet frontage,
and in it are the dining-room, school, class and lecture rooms,
Principal's room, Matron's rooms, and Teachers' parlors. The two
wings extend over 80 feet back, and contain the Laboratory and the
students' parlors and sleeping apartments. All the rooms are lofty
and spacious, and heated by means of steam.
The beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the quiet of the
village and country contribute to studiousness, while the absence of
many temptations peculiar to large towns and cities renders the
place eminently safe for the residence of students removed from the
watchful guardianship of home.
DESIGN OF THE SCHOOL.
The object of Pickering College is to secure to its students a
thorough grounding in all the essentials of a liberal education, and
at the same time to surround them with all the moral influences and
guarded care of a well-conducted home.
The qualification for entrance into the College is the same as
that required for High Schools and Collegiate Institutes, but there
is a preparatory department for those who have not passed the
The regular College course covers the work required for passing
the High School Primary and Junior Leaving Examinations.
English : Grammar (Seath's High School), Simple Prose and Poetic
Literature, Composition, Reading and Spelling.
Latin : Latin Grammar and easy translations.
Modern Languages — French : Grammar and Translation.
German : Grammar and Translation.
Mathematics : Algebra, Arithmetic.
History and Geography : English History, Geography of British
English : Grammar (Seath's High School), Critical Study of Prose
and Poetical Extracts, Rhetoric and Composition, Reading and
Latin: Grammar (Harkness), Caesar (Book III.).
Modern Languages — French: Grammar and Conversation, High
School French Reader. German : Grammar and Conversation
Grimm's Kinder and Hausmarchen.
Mathematics : Algebra (Simple Equations), Euclid (Book I., 1-26),
Arithmetic and Mensuration.
History and Geography: Canadian History, English History,
Science : Physics.
English : Grammar, Composition and Rhetoric, Extracts from
Wordsworth, Reading and Spelling.
Latin : Grammar and Prose Composition, Virgil's ^Eneid (Book I.),
Caesar (Books III. and IV.).
Modern Languages — French: Grammar and Conversation, Les
Freres Colombe (De Peyrebrune), La Fee (Feuillet).
German: Grammar and Conversation ; Riehl, Der stumme
Ratsherr, Der Dachs auf Lichtmess, Der Liebmedicus.
Mathematics : Arithmetic and Mensuration, Euclid (Books I. -III.),
Algebra (Quadratic Equations).
History and Geography: British History, 1688-1815 ; Outlines of
Roman and Grecian History ; Classical Geography.
Science : Chemistry.
Many boys and young men are anxious to obtain a thorough
business education without being forced to study those subjects
required only for entrance into the learned professions. To meet
this want, there has been established in Pickering College a Com-
mercial Form, in which no student is required to take other subjects
than Commercial Arithmetic, Book-keeping, Commercial Law, Pen-
manship, Business Correspondence, and Commercial Geography.
These subjects are taught so thoroughly that an industrious and
attentive pupil, who has passed through the form, will be as compe-
tent to work in a counting-house or take charge of a set of books as
it is possible to be without actual business experience.
Any student of the Commercial Form, who wishes to do so, may
take up any other subject taught in the College.
PICKERING COLLEGE COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATES.
In order to test the character of the work done in the Commer-
cial Form, and to give to meritorious students an opportunity of
securing a fitting testimonial of their attainments in the studies
pursued by them in the College, examinations are held in June and
December, at which papers are set in the following subjects : —
I. Business P'orms and Business Correspondence.
II. Book keeping, Theoretical and Practical.
IV. Commercial Arithmetic.
V.. Mental Arithmetic (oral).
VI. Commercial Geography.
VII. Spelling (oral and from dictation).
VIII. English Grammar (practical).
IX. Penmanship. (Special importance will be attached to this
X. Commercial Law.
XL Phonography (optional).
XII. Typewriting (optional).
In Commercial Arithmetic the limits will be : — Fractions, Com-
mon and Decimal ; Percentage, Proportion, Currencies, Profit and
Loss, Commission, Insurance, Duties and Customs, Average, Bank-
ruptcy ; Interest, with shortened methods of computing it ; Partial
Payments, Exchange, Stocks, Banking, Equation of Payments and
Accounts, Account Sales, and Partnership.
Mental Arithmetic. — The simple rules, and ordinary business
Commercial Geography. — Dominion of Canada in detail. A
general knowledge of the geography of Great Britain, its dependen-
cies, and of the United States. The capitals, religions, forms of
government, and exports of other countries. A detailed knowledge
of Canadian railroads and waterways. The leading railroads and
canals of the United States.
Pickering College affords excellent facilities for obtaining an
advanced and thorough musical education, The department is
under the control of Mrs. E. J. Dignum, of Toronto, an able and
distinguished musician, who is well known in her profession. The
system of instruction is uniform, so that the progress of students is
not retarded when advancement takes place.
DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT.
All the teachers reside in the College.
Under the general oversight of the Principal, lady students are
under the charge of the Lady Principal, and male students under
the charge of the House-master. The discipline of the College is
mild, but firmly and impartially administered. In addition to the
lessons, recitations, and lectures during the day, there are regular
hours for study, morning and evening, under the supervision of the
teachers. After the " evening study " is over, no more study, as a
rule, is permitted, except in the case of students whose age and
general conduct warrant it, and to them the permission is given as
freely as need be.
Severe, or even frequent punishment of any sort will not be
resorted to. Gross misconduct or violation of rules will be met by
instant suspension, and, after investigation by the College Committee,
by dismissal. Persistent misconduct, even of a trifling nature, will
be similarly dealt with.
It is the hope of the Committee to fill the College with earnest
students, who will do their work for its own sake. The idle and
vicious, after a fair trial, will be got rid of.
The system of co-education of the sexes, judiciously pursued, is
not only practicable, but it is eminently advantageous. The daily
association of young people in the presence of careful teachers is
found to elevate decidedly the standard of their deportment and
scholarship. Students have separate walks, grounds, entrances, and
gymnasiums. No communications are allowed, and the school-
rooms, halls, and apartments of the officers and teachers are so
located as to separate complete 1 }- the portion of the building
occupied by the male students from that occupied by the lad)
Experience has shcfcvn that a good standard of discipline can be
obtained with but few arbitrary rules ; that order being much
superior which ensues from the observance of principles of conduct.
It will be the aim of the officers of the school to implant and foster
in students such principles of conduct as shall give good results, not
in school merely, but in after life.
In the Appendix will be found the more important rules and
regulations relating to conduct and study, and it will be seen that
these have been framed with the principal aim of obtaining from
each student as faithful an employment of the time as is consistent
with health and a fair amount of recreation. Parents can have
every confidence that the most conscientious guardianship is
exercised over students placed in the College.
The grounds about the College afford sufficient means of recrea-
tion. An adjacent stream gives the boys excellent opportunities for
bathing and swimming in the summer, and for skating in the winter.
It will be the chief aim of the officers and teachers to encourage in
the students a love of outside exercise, and no pains will be spared
by the Committee to make this a prominent feature of the institu-
tion, so that the health of students may be secured in the best
possible way, namely, by fresh air and outdoor recreation.
READING-ROOM AND LIBRARY.
The Reading-room will contain a good supply of local and gen-
eral newspapers and magazines. Students will be encouraged to
keep themselves posted upon the current topics of the day.
The school Library is kept in the main schoolroom, on open
shelves, for ready access, and is supplied with an Encyclopaedia,
Dictionaries, Atlases, full-bound sets of Examination Papers, and
various other books of reference of great use to students in higher
classwork and side reading.
RELIGIOUS AND MORAL INSTRUCTION
AND SABBATH OBSERVANCE.
The Principal is a minister of the Society of Friends. All
religious meetings are under his supervision, and for them special
times are set apart.
Every day, morning and evening, worship is conducted. School
is opened and closed also by prayer and reading the Scriptures.
On the Sabbath day those students who ate not Friends, and whose
parents desire it, are allowed to attend their own places of worship
(if the services are held in the day-time) at such hours as shall not
conflict with the College Bible School ; all others are expected to
attend the Friends' Meeting. In Pickering there are, besides the
Friends, the following places of worship : one Church of England,
one Roman Catholic, one Presbyterian, one Methodist, and one
Bible Classes are held on Sabbath afternoons, and a meeting for
worship in the College in the evening.
Prayer-meetings are held once a week. The Management hope
to make good influences the brightest feature in the School.
Note. — All students are expected to attend the Bible School,
the Sabbath Evening Meeting, and the mid-week prayer meeting,
unless excused for good and sufficient reasons by the Principal.
TERMS AND FEES.
The College year is divided into three Terms.
For the year 1892-93 the Autumn Term begins Ninth month
(September) 6th, and closes Twelfth month (December) 22nd, 1892;
16 weeks. Fees— (a) $65, (b) $57.
The Winter Term begins First month (January) 3rd, and closes
Third month (March) 29th, 1893; 13 weeks. Fees — (a) $53, (b) $47.
The Spring Term begins Fourth month (April) 5th, and closes
Sixth month (June) 22nd, 1893; 11 weeks. Fees — (a) $42, (/;) $47..
(a) Fees for those in Collegiate and Commercial Departments.
(/>) Fees for those pupils in Preparatory Department.
The above fees are payable in advance at the ope?iing of the
Ter??i, either by cash or by approved note, and include board, washing,
care of rooms, fuel, light, tuition, and all necessary expenses except
books and stationery. All fees are to be paid to the Principal, who
will draw on parents and guardians not paying in the regular way.
No allowances are made for short absences, or for absences
during the first or last two weeks of a Term. Students are admitted
at any time, and, with these exceptions, are charged pro rata from
date of admission.
The fees for day students in Collegiate and Commercial Depart-
ments are : $16 for the Autumn Term, $13 for the Winter Term,
and $11 for the Spring Term. For Preparatory day students: Au-
tumn Term $12, Winter Term $10, Spring Term $8; also payable
In cases of protracted illness, students will be allowed to furnish
satisfactory substitutes for the remainder of a Term, or to make up.
the time of their absence themselves the next Term. If students
should leave the College for any other cause, or be suspended, or
expelled, they will forfeit their fees for that Term.
PER TERM OF TEN WEEKS.
Instrumental Music $8 00-
Vocal Lessons 8 00
Use of Instrument one hour daily 2 00
(Additional time at a pro rata charge.)
Drawing 4 00
Painting in Oil or Water Colors 8 00
Shorthand 6 oc
Typewriting 5 00
As students are received only for the College Terms, Autumn,
Winter, and Spring, the fees for extras are proportional to the above
APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS.
Each application should state the age and standing of the appli-
cant ; the examination, if any, which it is wished to prepare for ;
whether a member of the Society of Friends or not ; and should be
accompanied by satisfactory evidence of good moral character. No
student will be received who has been dismissed from any school or
college on account of bad conduct, or in regard to whom there is
any such suspicion.
Students coming from a distance are expected to reside in the
College, and should, if possible, be present on the first day of each
Note. — All students on coming to the College are requested to
have all their articles of linen and underclothing legibly marked with
their names in ink. The rooms are furnished. Students are, how-
ever, expected to provide their qwn towels and napkins.
It is the purpose of the Society of Friends, and of the promoters
of Pickering College, in endowing and maintaining it, to give to all
students who attend it, as far as possible, ,a thoroughly useful and
well-grounded liberal education at the lowest possible cost. None but
earnest students, those willing to work, are invited to attend. There
are no prizes or scholarships, nor is any inducement held out to
students to work and study except the satisfying of their sense ot
duty, and the pleasure which comes to those who endeavor to
acquire knowledge for its own sake. At the same time, such dis-
cipline is enforced that no student is allowed to idle.
A report of each pupil's standing in deportment and recitations
is furnished to the pupil fortnightly on a form prepared for the pur-
pose. This form is to be sent by the pupils to their parents or
guardians, who are requested to examine, sign, and return it at once.
It may be added that it is the hope of the Committee that many
young men and young women who desire to prepare for some exam-
ination, or to pursue a course of study, but whose earlier education
has been neglected, will find in Pickering College the kind of help
and instruction they require, without the disagreeableness of being
forced to submit to the grading and classification which are essential
to large Government institutions.
Applications for admission may be addressed to the Principal,
who will gladly furnish any further information in regard to the
College, or any of the examinations for which it prepares candidates.
[// is understood that all patrons and students of the College, by the fact of
becoming such, assent to the Conduct Rules, as well as to the Regulations respecting
all Fees and Dues. ]
EXTRACTS FROM GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT FOR RESIDENT
i. All Male Students of the College are under the charge of the
House-master, whose duty it is, with the assistance of the other
teachers, to supervise their Conduct and deportment, to correct for
all ordinary delinquencies, and to report misconduct of a graver
nature to the Principal.
2. Male Students are requested to refer all ordinary permissions
to the House-master, who will as a rule decide them, but may, if he
prefers, refer them to the Principal.
3. Unless with special permission, Male Students are not to be
beyond College bounds, except on afternoon* between the hours of
School Closing and the first Supper Bell. On holidays, Students
who have permission to study in their rooms may leave bounds be-
tween Morning Worship and first Supper Bell. All others are
expected to obtain permission before leaving bounds in the forenoon.
In case of any misuse of these privileges, or of any misconduct on
the part of the Students, these exceptions, or either one of them,
may be withdrawn, either for one or more Students, or for the entire
residence, and for such times as may seem best to the Principal.
4. Male Students, during recreation hours, must occupy their
own side of the College grounds.
5. All Male Students are expected to attend the Evening Study
in the Main Schoolroom, unless excused by the Principal. Steadi-
ness of Character, College standing, and age are chiefly considered
in granting Students permission to study in their own rooms.
Students taking second-class work are allowed this privilege during
good behavior. Such students must remain in their own rooms
during the regular study .hours.
6. Students are not allowed to carry firearms, nor to keep them
in their rooms.
7. All detriments to the College building or furniture, whether
by defacement, by breakage, or otherwise, will be charged to the
persons causing such detriment; and "defacement" shall be con-
sidered to include carving or cutting with a knife, writing, scratching,
scrawling or drawing with a pen, pencil, chalk, or otherwise.
8. Drinking wine, beer, or spirituous liquors, the use of tobacco
in any manner and in any place, profane swearing, and card-playing
are strictly forbidden. No student who persists in any of these
practices will be allowed to remain in the College.
EXTRACTS FROM GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT FOR RESIDENT
i. All Lady Students of the College are under the charge of the
Lady Principal, whose duty it is, w r ith the aid of the other lady
teachers, to supervise their conduct and deportment, to correct for
all ordinary delinquencies, and to report misconduct of a graver
nature to the Principal.
2. Lady Students are requested to refer all permissions to the
3. Every day, weather permitting, young ladies are expected to
walk out together for exercise. The Lady Principal will arrange for
the time and direction of .these walks, and will either accompany the
young ladies herself or provide a substitute.
4. All Lady Students are expected to attend the Morning and
Evening Study in the Main Schoolroom, unless excused by the
5. Lady Students are expected at no time to go beyond College
bounds unless they have obtained permission.
6. All detriments to the College building or furniture, whether
by defacement, by breaking, or otherwise, will be charged to the
persons causing such detriment.
Note. — The above Rules and Regulations are not intended to be harsh or
severe. They are made simply for the welbbeing of Students and the good
government of the College. As the duties of the Home-master and the Lady
Principal are in themselves sufficiently onerous, it is particularly requested that
all Students under their care will, in a cheerful and courteous manner, conform,
as far as possible, to the Rules of the College, and thus render their duties much
less irksome than they otherwise would be. *